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Tia Schultz

  • Department(s): Special Education
  • Office Location: Winther Hall 5045
  • Phone: (262) 472-5375
  • Email:
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  • 2012 - Post-doctoral Fellow, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Focus: Evidence Based Practices in Autism

  • 2011 - PhD, Special Education (Behavior Disorders & Autism), University of Missouri 
    Foci:  Applied Behavior Analysis, Social/Emotional Development and Intervention, Parent Education, Autism
  • 2006 - Post-Master’s Certificate in Behavior Analysis, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Board exam passed December 2006)
  • 2005 - M.A. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri
  • 2002 - B.A., cum laude: Human Development and Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay


  • Advanced Behavior Intervention Strategies
  • Advanced Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Specialized Fieldwork
  • Working with Families and Community Agencies


  • Development and evaluation of social and behavioral interventions for youth with ASD or EBD
  • Identification of variables associated with effective parent education


  • Wong, C., Odom, S. L., Hume, K. A., Cox, A. W., Fettig, A., Kucharczyk, S., Brock, M. E., Plavnick, J. B., Fleury, B. P., & Schultz, T. R. (2015). Evidence-based practices for children, youth, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A comprehensive Review.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(7), 1951-1966. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2351-z

  • Fettig, A., Schultz, T. R., & Sreckovic, M. (2015).  Effects of coaching on the implementation of functional assessment-based parent intervention in reducing challenging behaviors. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 17(3), 170-180.  doi: 10.1177/1098300714564164

  • Able, H., Sreckovic, M., Schultz, T. R., Garwood, J. D., & Sherman, J. (2015).  Views from the trenches: Teacher and student supports needed for full inclusion of students with ASD.  Teacher Education and Special Education, 38(1), 44-57. doi:10.1177/0888406414558096

  • Fettig, A., Schultz, T. R., & Ostrosky, M. M. (2013). Collaborating with parents in using effective strategies to reduce children’s challenging behaviors.  Young Exceptional Children, 16(1), 30-41. doi:10.1177/1096250612473127

  • Schultz, T. R., Stichter, J. P., Herzog, M. J., McGhee, S. D. & Lierheimer, K. (2012). Social Competence Intervention for Parents (SCI-P): Comparing outcomes for a parent education program targeting adolescents with ASD.  Autism Research and Treatment.
  • Schultz, T. R., Schmidt, C. & Stichter, J. P. (2011). A review of parent education programs for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 26(2), 96-104.
  • Stichter, J. P., Herzog, M. J., Visovsky, K., Schmidt, C., Randolph, J, Schultz, T. R. & Gage, N. (2010). Social Competence Intervention for youth with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: An initial investigation.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(9), 1067-1079.